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The Indoor Farmer: Foods You Can Grow Without A Garden

April 13th, 2016|

Growing your own food is a key part of living an ecologically sustainable lifestyle, and Britain's allotment societies have never been busier. But if you don't have a garden or access to an allotment, is [...]

  • Eco Green Home Architecture

Green Futures: Eco Friendly Architecture Grows Up

March 30th, 2016|

Modern buildings have a bad reputation, and it's easy to see why. From the brutalist concrete shells of the 1960s to the materialist excess of the 1980s, right up to the wave of cheap, [...]

  • Straw Bale House Build

Straw Bale House Build: The Bricks of the Future?

March 16th, 2016|

When most of us hear the idea of a house made of straw, the first thing that comes to mind is the tale of the Three Little Pigs. But with straw now being recognised as [...]

The Green Clean: Cleaning Products and Your Eco-Friendly Home

February 20th, 2016|

Running an environmentally conscious home means considering every aspect of your lifestyle. From energy usage to food waste, there are myriad ways to cut your family's energy footprint and soften your impact on the environment, [...]

  • Deforestation

Guide: How To Choose Sustainable Woods for the Home

October 13th, 2015|

Why is Deforestation an Issue? Forests are useful to life on earth, including humans, in a number of ways. Perhaps the most important of these is in the way in which they absorb carbon [...]

  • Traditional Handmade vs Mass Produced: An Honest Summary

​Traditional Handmade vs Mass Produced: An Honest Summary

September 29th, 2015|

The great philosopher Immanuel Kant once said that “the hand is the window onto the mind”, when praising the uniqueness of human craftsmanship. The ability to fashion beautiful objects by hand, whether they be utilitarian, [...]

  • ​What are Kitchen Work Triangles?

​What are Kitchen Work Triangles?

September 23rd, 2015|

  What do triangles and kitchens have in common? This might seem like a somewhat obscure question but it actually underlies the basis of kitchen design and ergonomics. Despite how much quality granite or marble [...]

Making Eco Recycled & Upcycled Wind Chimes for your garden

May 5th, 2014|

Is your garden missing a little something?  Perhaps it’s the soothing tinkle of wind chimes!  Don’t worry if you’ve not yet become the proud owner of a set—they can easily be made right at home [...]